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DRFC Doncaster Rovers - Season in numbers

Vital Doncaster looks back on the 2010/11 season through numbers.

The figures include league and cup games.

1 Rovers enjoyed just one home win in their last twelve games at the Keepmoat when they beat Burnley 1-0 thanks to an own goal.

2 Rovers had two players finish the season in double figures in the goal charts. Billy Sharp (16) and James Hayter (10) the two players who achieved the feat.

3 Number of Rovers players who received red cards last season, Simon Gillett, Sam Hird and Dennis Souza all receiving their marching orders. Sheffield United received the most with twelve whilst Cardiff City and Middlesbrough received the least with one each.

4 James Coppinger hit the woodwork on four occasions out of ten in total.

5 Rovers conceded five penalties last season. Sam Hird (twice), Billy Sharp, Neil Sullivan and Shelton Martis (all once) giving the penalties away.

It was also the number of games that James Hayter scored in consecutively between October and November.

6 Number of goals Rovers conceded in their home game with Ipswich Town in February, when they were beaten 6-0. The result is their biggest home defeat at the Keepmoat.

7 Brian Stock received the most yellow cards for Rovers last season.

Seven was also the amount of clean sheets that Rovers managed; only Preston had a worse record with four.

9 Number of times that Rovers drew at home, equal most in the division with Portsmouth.

10 Number of times that Rovers hit the woodwork last season.

Also the amount of time James Coppinger claimed an assist to a goal. Only six players provided more in the division.

11 Number of games that Rovers won during the season.

12 Number of games Rovers failed to win up to the end of the season. Their last win came at Derby on March 1st.

15 Number of games drawn by Rovers. Only three teams had more draws, Hull (17), Reading (17) and QPR (16).

16 Billy Sharp finished the season as leading goalscorer with 15 championship goals and 1 in the FA Cup. His 15 goals in the Championship saw him finish ninth highest in the leading goalscorers in the division.

17 Number of different players to score for Rovers last season.

18 Dean Shiels made 18 substitute appearances during the season.

21 Rovers finished in 21st position, one above the relegation places. At the turn of the year they were in 13th place.

26 Rovers finished with a goal difference of -26. Only Sheffield United (-35) and Scunthorpe United (-44) had worse records.

28 James Hayter had the most shots off target last season.

34 Number of players used by Rovers last season. Preston (41) used the most, whilst Burnley (29) the least.

41 John Oster made the most Championship starts last season.

42 Billy Sharp had the most shots on target last season.

48 Brian Stock committed the most fouls last season. James Hayter was second highest with 31.

49 Number of yellow cards that Rovers players received last season. Only Watford (48) had less.

55 Number of goals scored by Rovers last season.

69 Billy Sharp had the most shots on goal for Rovers last season.

81 Number of goals that Rovers conceded last season. Only Scunthorpe (87) conceded more.

229 Number of shots off target by Rovers.

249 Numbers of shots on target by Rovers Only Portsmouth (203) and Crystal Palace (214) had less.

460 Rovers players committed just 460 fouls during the season. Only four sides had less, Middlesbrough (437), Leicester (436), Swansea (431) and Watford (403).

488 Number of shots in total that Rovers had during the season. Only Nottingham Forest (483), Hull (482), Portsmouth (460) and Crystal Palace (443) had less.

7,921 Rovers lowest home crowd of the season against Coventry City in March.

10,258 The average home crowd at the Keepmoat last season.

14,312 Rovers highest home attendance of the season against Crystal Palace in April. Rovers actually gave away a large proportion of the tickets as the board of directors wanted a big atmosphere in the ground for a crucial relegation clash.

The figures are compiled by the Press Association for the Football League.

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The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 15 2011

Time: 7:45PM

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Once again amongst the fairest teams in the division with only 48 yellow cards.
1879Rovers
Some very interesting stats when looking into this.
DonnyEd
 

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